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    Oma reacted to NHDeb in A Lion-size Dream   
    Posting here for those not part of the facebook group.
    Not a really great picture - but it's finally done and gifted to my son for his move-in at school next month.
    Applique center pattern "Majesty" by Gina Reddin Designs, borders are created with 'curved braid' by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. 
    Quilted on my Lenni with SoFine and Aurifil threads, Quilters Dream Wool Batting. All hand-guided - freehand faux McTavishing and some rulers. 
    I've been pantograph quilting for almost 5 years and only started FMQ this year.
    This project stretched me in a LOT of ways - especially as it was for my youngest child as he leaves (1,000+miles) for college!

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    Oma reacted to SWall in Farmer's Wife Quilt   
    Our local quilt guild is hosting their 30th Annual Quilt show this weekend. I was asked if I would like to participate in a 'Bed Turning' event. My daughter and I will be doing a 'generational' display starting with a quilt my mother (her grandmother) made for me when I was about 5 or 6 years old. My mother was a seamstress and made all my clothes and this quilt was made from scraps of fabrics from blouses, dresses, skirts, etc.. that she had made for me. I used to love looking at it and remembering all those outfits. My daughter 'stole' this quilt from me when she moved out as it has special meaning to her as well. When she was little and staying over night at Grandma's, she got to use this quilt and even when it got too small for her (the quilt was designed for a youth bed so it was shorter than a regular twin) she would insist on that quilt! Now her children love the quilt and it's starting to fall apart but isn't that what quilts are for. To be loved and used... 
    Following this quilt will be her first quilt, my first quilt done on my APQS - (this quilt top was completed in 1994 for my daughter and when I had finished piecing she didn't like navy and pink anymore so this top sat as a UFO until 2011).  We will move on to various quilts we have both done and have significance to us. 
    We will finish the bed turning with my Farmer's Wife Quilt which I just completed. My daughter had bought the book, I stole it from her... used the fabric she gave me for Christmas one year... so as you can see this is really a joint show for the two of us!
    Thanks for looking!

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    Oma reacted to LibbyG in Two wallhangings   
    These were made by my reproduction customer.  She just chose two blocks she liked for the wall hangings and put them together.  She wanted her "Indigo in Baskets" customed. This was the first time I used a light thread in a feather wreath on a dark background.  It took me forever because I wanted the backtracks to be spot on.  (Most were!)  Then when I decided to put feathers in the baskets, I used matching thread as it went way faster!.
    Her "Flocks and Baskets" was so busy we just used a pantograph to give it movement.  So Fine and Bottom Line.  She provided warm and natural batting.
    Indigo in Baskets by Libby G, on Flickr
    Indigo in Baskets (2) by Libby G, on Flickr
    Indigo in Baskets (3) by Libby G, on Flickr
    Flocks and Baskets (2) by Libby G, on Flickr
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    Oma reacted to Irene Graber in Bears   
    I made this quilt and quilted with a pantograph for my new grandson who has not arrived yet.  I have to put binding on it but I had so much fun quilting it.

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    Oma reacted to LeannM in "Flight Path" is finally done!   
    Millie and I finally finished this queen size quilt for OUR bed!  Completely free motion without the use of computers is how I work.....I've dubbed it "Flight Path" because of all those flying geese!!!!  Sew happy!

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    Oma reacted to Primitive1 in ----SOLD-----Machine Quilting Magazines 2015/June 2016   
    Thanks Cathy!  He is such a little cutie!!!

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    Oma reacted to Robin in Surf Song Bargello   
    Just off my quilt frame this week, "Surf Song" bargello.  From the book Twist and Turn Bargello Quilts by Eileen Wright.  Needed a king size quilt for my bed and instead of adding borders to make a king sized "Surf Song" I kept building the bargello to the edges.  I quilted it with IQ and the panto Ripples by Lorien Quilting.  I will make coordinating batik pillowcases and of course still need to bind the beast!!
    Robin in MT

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    Oma reacted to queenie123 in pillows   
    Over 50 pieces in the anchors ,micro stippling around anchors trying to make them pop,only thing I did not make are the three small pillows ,.....oh this was just also just a test run adding pics since I have been away from here in awhile .....................still no regrets on my purchase of my used milli,first longarm ever!!!

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    Oma reacted to Silk cocoon in Do you do embroidery?   
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    Oma reacted to Liam in NQR...New Addition   
    New addition to our Family!  She is a two and a half month old "Teddy Bear".  We named her "Bitzie" (a play off of Itsy Bitsy); she is no larger than a pop can.

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    Oma reacted to jbassmo in Is it possible to quilt when top is same size as backing?   
    Oma, I have done a few quilts for her and have not had any problems. When she bought the backing she was told it was 120 inches wide...I should have measured it.  I appreciate your input!
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    Oma reacted to delld in Wall hanging Quilt for church youth   
    Our high school youth just painted their class rooms and needed something to brighten it up. I took patterns to them to select from and asked what colors they wanted. They selected "Rejoice" from Block Party studios and want orange, blue, yellow and green. This is what they received in church last Sunday! They really liked it!
    20180224_144018-1 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
    20180224_143136 by Dell Dunman, on Flickr
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    Oma reacted to LibbyG in Blossoms, Bees and Bugs   
    My customer pieced this quilt using a pattern from the book GARDEN STITCHES by Lisa Bongean, Primitive Gatherings.  She named the quilt.  Because of her unique background, I had some trouble quilting this.  She didn't want stippling, just a mixture of feathers and spirals etc.  She gave me Warm and Natural and I used So Fine and Bottom Line.  
    Garden Stitches by Libby G, on Flickr
    Garden Stitches (2) by Libby G, on Flickr
    Garden Stitches or Blossoms, Bees and Bugs by Libby G, on Flickr
    Garden Stitches by Lisa Bongean by Libby G, on Flickr
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    Oma reacted to qltnbe in Folk Art Applique quilt   
    Here's a close up of one of the blocks.  

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    Oma reacted to Ann Wight in My first scrappy quilt...ever!   
    I have been quilting since 2008 and have always been afraid of making scrappy quilts. For me, they are to busy, too many fighting patterns, just too much chaos.  I decided to tackle my fear of all this and make a small quilt from my scraps.  I used an Arkansas Crossroads block and am really pleased with my "controlled" scrappy quilt.   Details on my blog: http://bunkhousequilts.blogspot.com/2018/02/im-not-afraid-of-scrappy-quilts.html

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    Oma reacted to harcathy in Baby quilt   
    This is a baby quilt I made for a soon to be born baby boy. The nursery is an “Under the Sea” theme.

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    Oma reacted to Tammy V. in Before and After pics   
    When a gal brought me this, I cringed! It had been stored for years and had big water stains on it. This was a huge embroidered top made by a family member who had passed away. Surprisingly the water stains didn't even show when I was done! Boy, was this a challenge!

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    Oma reacted to LisaC in Woven Rosewood Quilt Finish   
    I can't remember the last time I posted a finished quilt photo and I love seeing all of yours. Here is a recent finish; I pieced this quilt over the past two or three years. I found the gorgeous Robyn Pandolph border fabric on sale and bought the rest of the bolt and the one coordinate they had.  My heart wanted me to quilt this thing to death; but my logical side said NO! Finish it; it goes on your bed and your dog will sleep on it!  At any rate, it is finished and we are enjoying it. I used Quilters Dream Wool Batting and a variety of Glide and Sew Fine threads; quilting is all freehand and ruler work. Thank you for looking!

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    Oma reacted to PennyQuilts2 in My Lakeshore Sunrise   
    Lakeshore Sunrise quilted on my new Millie.....Loving this machine This was hand guided I do not have a computer on my longarm.  

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    Oma reacted to Sharon Deming in New quilt pattern on Craftsy.com: Murphy's Corner   
    Hey there everyone. I have just published a new, super easy quilt pattern on Craftsy.com. It's called Murphy's Corner and is perfect for the new piecer or improving beginner. Check it out at: Murphy's Corner by Sharon Deming

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    Oma reacted to LibbyG in Sandy Klop's SIX PACK and Bonnie Hunter's ON RINGO POND   
    My customer wanted a fluffy batting with ON RINGO LAKE so I used Hobbs Polydown with Glide 40wt on top and 60wt in the bobbin.  Bayside Pantograph.
    She wanted custom for SIX PACK, which, at first, gave me heart palpitations.  Finding just the right quilting designs is difficult for me.  The hardest part was trying to figure out the directions for the lines on the tumbling blocks on the edge.  For the most part, I had them right, but I did notice there was a pattern when the quilt was off the frame.  LOL  Oh, well, taking out the wrong directions wouldn't have made the quilt better.  So have fun looking for them.  I used Hobbs 80/20 since I had so much ruler work with all those seams, and I didn't want to be hopping on my ruler.  So Fine on top and Bottom Line in the bottom.
    Six 001 by Libby G, on Flickr
    Six Pack Sandy Klop pattern by Libby G, on Flickr
    On Ringo Lake Bonnie Hunter pattern by Libby G, on Flickr
    On Ringo Lake by Libby G, on Flickr
    Six Pack 002 by Libby G, on Flickr
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    Oma reacted to EHonour in Cross for Comfort   
    My wife and I are now in Florida in the RV for a month, so there's no long-arm quilting going on - just some piecing.  But before we left, we put together this quilt in about a week and a half.  Our daughter was discovered with cancer of the gum in December and had surgery this month to remove three teeth and some bone.  The cancer was all removed, she is healing well, and they have given her an appliance to fill the space, but she is really disheartened and having to struggle with emotions and fears.  So my wife decided that she needed a hug from us, even though we could not be there.  This is pieced with cotton on the top but a Minky backing and thick Hobbs wool.  It's really warm and friendly.  And when I was done quilting it, I was amazed to see how great the quilting looks on the Minky side.
    If you look closely at the gold border, you'll see a football at the top (for her husband the Steelers fan), icons for Paw-Paw's Butterfly and Paw-Paw's Princess on the sides (for her two marvelous daughters), and an extra heart on the bottom to represent herself and her love for her family.
    Quilting with a Minky back was a bit of challenge, and I turned to some posts on this forum for some great help.  Thanks to you all for the advice that you post.

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    Oma reacted to dlnewell in A couple of recent quilts...   
    Here are a few pics of some recent quilts.  My customer did a fabulous job piecing a Cleopatra's fan quilt.  I used Hobb's wool batting and Metro Pro thread.  I stitched the same design in each block, but in some the thread blends too well and you can't see the quilting. The narrow brown border has a leaf type feather and the outer border is curved crosshatching.  My photographing ability leaves a lot to be desired.
    The pinwheel quilt was made by my daughter (pictured) for the woman who has kept her baby for a few hours each week.  Yes, that's my first grandbaby, Raylee Grace.  All quilting stops when she's around. 
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    Oma reacted to Marie0722 in Zoe the Zebra   
    The recent discussion about Facebook and the forum has reminded me that I have been meaning to post more quilt pictures here. Have you met Zoe the Zebra? This quilt pattern was featured in Quiltmaker magazine, and when my friend and customer Salli sent me a picture of her version and asked if I would like to quilt it for her, I was delighted. This is such a cute quilt with the three-dimensional details, and all that negative space is a longarm quilter's dream. I knew right away that I wanted to add more flowers, and when Salli dropped off the top this was the only thing she knew she wanted... some shadow flowers in the background. Great minds think alike. I felt that an odd number of flowers worked better, so I only added two more and filled the remaining space with a butterfly. I quilted the background with random fillers. The outer border fabric is very busy, and the quilting doesn't really show, it looks better in the pictures than in reality, so I just repeated one of the background fillers and turned it into a border design.

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    Oma reacted to dbams in FORUMS OR FACEBOOK CURIOUS   
    Thank you, Connie, for starting this discussion!  I, too, prefer the Forum to FB.  Unfortunately, there are a lot of Forum members who seem to have switched to the "We Love APQS" FB page, because I see them posting there, but not here.  I do think that because this topic was posted here, the response will be skewed towards the Forum over FB, simply because the FB users won't see it.
    Mary Beth, I know exactly what you mean about being doubtful of the quality of answers on FB, or a bunch of people posting the same answer because they can't be bothered to read the previous responses.  Definitely have to take some advice with a hefty grain of salt.
    It definitely feels like the posts to this Forum have become more about selling machines (mostly non-APQS) than about quilting.  I know I have been "guilty" of not posting pictures, etc. here (or to FB!), but maybe if we all make a bit more effort to post here, the Forum will be revitalized.
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